Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg & Nick Frost Shoot 'World's End' This Fall
Towards the end of last month, we got good news straight from one of the horse's mouths as Simon Pegg revealed that he and Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz director Edgar Wright had finished their second draft of The World's End, the final installment of the Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy, also known as the Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy. Now we have even better news as Deadline reveals Working Title has set a September start date for the film which also brings Nick Frost back to the big screen with Pegg to finish this beast of a comedy trilogy once and for all. And even better is that we finally have plot details. Read on.!
Here's the synopsis: Twenty years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hell bent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by mate Gary King, a 40-year old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their home town and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub, The World’s End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s. Reaching The World’s End is the least of their worries.
It definitely sounds like there's some Shaun of the Dead in there, but instead of zombies, the world will crumble around them. I'm wondering who the other friends in the film will be though. Could the cast of Shaun of the Dead reunite to finish the trilogy or will some new blood be brought in this time? Either way, the plan is for the film to hit theaters next spring, but Universal has to give an official greenlight, and we know how stingy they can be sometimes. Of course, the following behind this trio has grown considerably, even since Hot Fuzz was released years ago, so I think fans needn't worry about it. Excited?
Reader Feedback - 11 Comments
Can't wait! Guaranteed gold.
tommyturner on May 9, 2012
Xerxexx on May 9, 2012
I feel like John Oliver would be a nice addition to the cast.
Jordan Scott on May 9, 2012
Alright! Whatever it is, it'll be damn good!
grimjob on May 9, 2012
Good news everyone!
mooreworthy on May 10, 2012
best news i've heard all week
Danny Herb on May 10, 2012
Sounds damn awesome! cant wait! Now hows that for a slice of fried gold?
LosZombies on May 10, 2012
I think this project might work if they make it humorous and hire a new cast, director, and screenwriter to take out the un-funny stuff-you know, the script.
uberman on May 10, 2012
Uh......Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz we're both awesome movies.
carrottopsux on May 11, 2012
You are a retarded person. Both Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz (especially Hot Fuzz) are briliantly filmed, acted and written. They are some of the funniest brittain has to offer. Screw you sir!
Marc on Jul 11, 2012
Oh yea these guys together are bawsome ..... can't wait for their next film...shaun of the dead .. hot fuzz...even paul was a good one. Screw the script a good comedy team is hard to beat .
Kip on Oct 2, 2012
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